Truth and Justice

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    Truth and Justice

    Tõde ja õigus

    Directed by



    150 min

    • Estonian

    Period drama

    Estonia, 1870. Young and energetic man Andres together with his wife Krõõt arrives to his new farm bought on a loan to establish their new life. Robber’s Rise must become a place, that’ll take care of the family. Household needs a lot of work and consistency – battle with nature, fate and his spiteful neighbor Pearu begins. When life deals the man more sufferings than long-awaited successes, the man searches desperately for truth and justice – from court, tavern and the Bible, sacrificing his family, friends and eventually himself in the process. Dream of prosperous and nurturing Robber’s Rise descends deeper and deeper under the shadow of reality.


    • Estonia's Submission for the 92nd Academy Awards

    Labels & Line Ups


    Priit Loog
    Priit Võigemast
    Maiken Schmidt
    Simeoni Sundja
    Ester Kuntu
    Tanel Toom
    Rein Kotov
    Tambet Tasuja
    Tanel Toom

    Tanel Toom


    Tanel Toom is an Estonian Academy Award nominated director and screenwriter. He worked as a director for commercials and as a first assistant director. In 2008 he completed his fourth short film, THE SECOND COMING, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The apocalyptical war drama has been screened at numerous film festivals and won several awards, including Best European Short at the Arcipelago International Film Festival. The same year, he decided to continue his studies at the National Film and Television School in England. He graduated from the NFTS with an MA in 2010 and shortly after that his diploma film THE CONFESSION won the Student Academy Award for Honorary Foreign Film and got him an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short. His feature film debut TRUTH AND JUSTICE (2019) has become Estonia's most watched film since the country regained its independence in 1991.